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17 hours ago, *Janey* said:

I, too, have read about that. I find it kind of interesting 'cause I'm the different kid who proves it doesn't always work like that. I was in my mid-twenties when my taste in music started changing dramatically (I should in fact say I started developing a taste in music) and after discovering Bruce big time, I never looked back. So, for me, there's no going back to whatever it was before Bruce. 

When i was a teenny booper my friends got me into Wham! And Duran Duran

Its sad i didn't stick with Bruce but i did run away musically out west - far far away from my teenage friend's music 

Years and years latter someone did remark that maybe Nicky had known what she was talking about when they all discovered Johnny Cash 

But i have found my country music taste helped me appreate acoustic Bruce through the bonus dvd that came with the  devils and dust cd 

And ive long said if BITUSA had been a double record including the Nebraska album even at 12 i would have known to look into the back catalogue 

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On 7/25/2020 at 3:38 PM, BossfanNL said:

Hello everyone,

I'm Stefan, 41 years old and from The Netherlands. I've been an Elvis Presley fan for 30 years, a Mark Knopfler fan for 20, a Eric Clapton fan for 10 and a Joe Bonamassa fan for 5. These are just the ones I'm a fan of, there are loads more that I like (mostly artists from the '50s to '90s). 

For some reason I've never been a fan of Bruce  and until 6 months ago I only casually liked some songs (like 'Hungry Heart' and/or 'The Rising').  But, for some inexplicable reason I started listening to the live 75-85 set on Spotify last January and .......... it clicked!

I've been listening to Bruce , mostly live concerts, for like 85% since then. This only happened before with Elvis as with the other artists the 'click' came also, but with more struggling along the way. It feels like i was under some rock for the last 30 years. How could I have missed all this? I really love all Bruce, being it the '70s (definitely my favorite period with personal favorites like Íncident On 57th Street', 'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 'Thunder Road, 'Lost In The Flood', 'Frankie', 'It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City', 'Growin' Up', 'Racing In the Street', 'The Fever'). the '80s (Both 'The River' and 'Born In The USA' are brilliant albums and both tours are greatly fun to listen to), the '90s (Reunion shows are excellent and the last archive release from that year opening with 'Incident On 57th Street' is wonderful. The 2002-2020 area is quite equal to me (for now) in  a good sense. Love the Rising Tour, the Magic Tour, The Working On A Dream Tour (great DVD from London!), the Wrecking Ball/High Hopes Tour and the 2016 River Tour).

I'm less into the acoustic stuff (with all artists that I like) so I have no archive releases of the '96 and '05 tours. I do have some audience recordings and I will give those a try sometime. (Am I correct that the '05 tour is also heavily piano influenced? I love Bruce playing the piano.) Also I haven't found my feet yet in the Tunnel Of Love tour (I got all 4 official live releases, but as I bought 3 just today I only listened to the New York one, which I like but as said hasn't really clicked yet). 

Got about 55 archive live concerts (I really love live music) and apart from the ones I bought today (the 2 '77 ones, Cleveland and Houston '78 and the 3 remaining '88 shows I didn't have yet) have listened to each and every one of them. I also got several 2016/17 concerts. I bought all 10 USA shows from the second USA leg of the tour and those are among my favorites.

Bruce is a totally different performer than the ones I mentioned above. I really, really like his energy, his interaction with the audience, his guitar playing and interaction with the band. Speaking about the band, this is probably the best 'backing' band I've ever heard. From Roy to Gerry to Max, Steven Nils and Clarence they are all great musicians. I love Max's drumming and when I earlier this year watched the London 2009 blu ray for the first time it amazed me that he produced such a full and forcefull sound from, what seems to be, a small drum kit. 

Obviously, I have never seen Bruce live (should have gone in 2016 when he played in my hometown of The Hague), but with such a wealth of well recorded live material I can live with that. Should the chance ever arises to see him I won't hesitate for a second. It surprises me to become a fan of someone who is around for about 50 years on the music scene. It's great fun, amazing and exciting to delve into such an amount of music and I'm enjoying every minute of it. 

Welcome

 

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2 hours ago, Gavin82 said:

Welcome as long as you like BTN ull be fine lols

Then I'm pretty safe :D

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On 7/27/2020 at 3:25 PM, Silvia said:

Welcome, Stefan!

75-85 Live was what has made me a fan, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, followed by the hauntingly beautiful Thunder Road...

I've read somewhere that the music you fall in love with as a teenager stays permanently engraved in your heart.

So it's very nice to read that someone discovered Bruce, and fell in love with his music, later on in life.

Better late than never. :)

Well, as I'm old fashioned (i can stream almost everything to my Bose system through Spotify) I wanted a physical copy of that 3cd set. Also because it is what actually made me a fan this year. Just got it in together with LINYC DVD which I will watch tonight. Watching Youtube has it's limits. Can think of worse things to do on a Sunday evening. Will also get some other things I've ordered like the River box set (with the Tempe 1980 blu ray), Born To Run special edition (with the Hammersmith Odeon 1975 performance), the MTV plugged DVD and the Barcelona 2002 DVD the coming week. 

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welkom Stefan

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16 hours ago, BossfanNL said:

Well, as I'm old fashioned (i can stream almost everything to my Bose system through Spotify) I wanted a physical copy of that 3cd set. Also because it is what actually made me a fan this year. Just got it in together with LINYC DVD which I will watch tonight. Watching Youtube has it's limits. Can think of worse things to do on a Sunday evening. Will also get some other things I've ordered like the River box set (with the Tempe 1980 blu ray), Born To Run special edition (with the Hammersmith Odeon 1975 performance), the MTV plugged DVD and the Barcelona 2002 DVD the coming week. 

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LINYC is still a great dvd 

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1 hour ago, Daisey Jeep said:

LINYC is still a great dvd 

Agreed! It has Lost In The Flood ;)

Without kidding, it is one highlight after the other. Tenth Avenue is brilliant, Out In The Street fun,  Land Of Hope and Dreams beautiful, Backstreets moving,  Jungleland fantastic and so on. There is superlative for each and every performance on those discs. 

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20 hours ago, BossfanNL said:

Well, as I'm old fashioned (i can stream almost everything to my Bose system through Spotify) I wanted a physical copy of that 3cd set. Also because it is what actually made me a fan this year. Just got it in together with LINYC DVD which I will watch tonight. Watching Youtube has it's limits. Can think of worse things to do on a Sunday evening. Will also get some other things I've ordered like the River box set (with the Tempe 1980 blu ray), Born To Run special edition (with the Hammersmith Odeon 1975 performance), the MTV plugged DVD and the Barcelona 2002 DVD the coming week. 

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I have old CDs but not a single device to listen to them anymore. :D

Since I switched cars, I exclusively listen to digital music. With reliable backup, I think it's the most hassle-free experience. I love the idea of minimalizing physical clutter, and being able to take Bruce (and others) with me, wherever I go.

I love how the music follows you around all day, as the Bluetooth connects to various devices, and resumes playing instantly. 

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14 minutes ago, Silvia said:

I have old CDs but not a single device to listen to them anymore. :D

Since I switched cars, I exclusively listen to digital music. With reliable backup, I think it's the most hassle-free experience. I love the idea of minimalizing physical clutter, and being able to take Bruce (and others) with me, wherever I go.

I love how the music follows you around all day, as the Bluetooth connects to various devices, and resumes playing instantly. 

For many years I listened soly to my music on my computer and in my car. Well, the car went away and although I have good pc speakers (Bose) I wanted more as a music lover. last December I bought a Bose Wave Music System IV (which is basically a 600 euro cd player) and a Bose Quiet Comfort 35 wireless headphones II. I never listen on my pc speakers anymore. From my pc most everything is streamed to the Bose music system (or through my phone), where possible I listen to real cd's and the headphone is used to listen to music either at home or when commuting to/from work. 

I still love putting a disc in the cd player and 'hear' it reading the disc before it starts playing :D

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12 hours ago, BossfanNL said:

Tenth Avenue is brilliant

:blink:, OK we went a bit to far, :wacko:

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15 minutes ago, Jimmy James said:

:blink:, OK we went a bit to far, :wacko:

I'm not kidding. I could watch this for a whole day on repeat with an occasional 'Light Of Day' and a 2002/3 'Mary's Place' thrown in for pleasure. 

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2 hours ago, BossfanNL said:

I'm not kidding. I could watch this for a whole day on repeat with an occasional 'Light Of Day' and a 2002/3 'Mary's Place' thrown in for pleasure. 

I watched it every night for 2 years 

Every night !!! 

Sometimes twice or three times a night

Love that if i should fall behind 

 

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11 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

I watched it every night for 2 years 

Every night !!! 

Sometimes twice or three times a night

Love that if i should fall behind 

 

If I Should Fall Behind was a difficult song to get into for me at first. After repeated listening I began to like it. I'm currently reading Bruce's autobiography and am right around the corner of the reunion in 1999. I hope he gives a bit more insight about the relations between them around that time and this song. (it's still not a favorite, but the more the struggle the better it comes out at the end usually :D)

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15 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

I watched it every night for 2 years 

Every night !!! 

Sometimes twice or three times a night

Love that if i should fall behind 

 

Life Daisey Life. :P

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